Thursday, May 16, 2013

Eye On The Blog: Linden Lab's 10th Birthday Announcement

Yesterday, Linden Lab made a brief announcement concerning Second Life's tenth anniversary next month.

This June, Second Life will celebrate its 10th birthday, thanks to users like you!
We have some fun things planned to celebrate the occasion (keep an eye on this blog for more on that soon!), but we'd also like to highlight your events. Like last year, we'll have a special category in the Destination Guide for Second Life birthday-related events. No one throws a better party than the Second Life community, and if you're planning an event to celebrate Second Life's 10th birthday, we want to know about it!
Submit your event or party information to the Second Life Destination Guide Submission Form (use the misc category) or via, using “SL10B” in subject line on the form or email.
In addition, there will be an organized community celebration happening that is sure to be great, and they are currently taking applications for volunteers, performers, and exhibits here.

Are you ready to celebrate?

For seven of it's first eight years, Linden Lab regularly held official birthday celebrations. Weeks before the time of the ninth birthday, they announced they were basically turning it over to the residents. Their announcement seemed to express favor for different communities holding their own celebrations rather than people organizing for an official celebration, which is what happened as residents came together to organize SL9B on their own.

Whatever "fun things" Linden Lab is planning, we can only guess. But considering their "surprise" for the residents on Valentines Day this year, residents can be forgiven for not expecting much.  Once again, they seem to be suggesting the different communities hold their own celebrations, though they are acknowledging the resident-organized SL10B event in June.

So far, there's been less discussion over the tenth anniversary than the ninth received last year. This seems a little odd as ninth anniversaries are usually more low key as people usually feel stronger about celebrating a decade. Then again, last year people were more concerned about the Lab having abdicated it's role. This time residents were ready and able to start organizing one a little earlier this year.

Currently applications are being taken for those wanting to take part in the celebrations as exhibitors, performers, staff, etc. But not for long. Applications close in four days on May 20th.

1 comment:

  1. Shockwave YareachMay 17, 2013 at 9:34 PM

    If LL cannot bother to care, then why should we?